From the book, Confessions of a Shopaholic
Unfortunately, my financial resources are extremely limited, which definitely interferes with buying (note the distinction I make between shopping and buying—I might save this for another post). At the same time, it requires that I am that much more of an efficient buyer. An efficient buyer isn’t limited only to the amount of money you spend on clothes or the number of items you buy, it extends to many other factors. Do not fret, I use these as guidelines and not my shopping bible. Exceptions are a big part of it! Shopping and buying has to be fun, and flexibility, whims, and treats all have their special place!
|Paris Hilton's Closet, image from Decorpad|
Before moving on to discuss what factors I consider to constitute efficient buying, I must interrupt and mention the overall like/love/must-have factor that occurs reflexively at first glance. (
|Some of my shopping bag hoard|
Fortunately and unfortunately, the aforementioned probably doesn’t happen very frequently. This is when I turn to my “cores,” what I will call the main factors I consider when buying. The priority of each factor, or core, depends on the item in question for purchase. Therefore, the cores are not in order based on any priority. First, I will list each core, then elaborate on each core in following posts.
Note! I haven’t mentioned the fit of items in this list because it is the #1 factor that takes priority over all others. Fit, more than anything else, is your key to looking good and determining factor in deciding what to buy.